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Nov 14, 2020 Chris Cutrone
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Chris Cutrone teaches in the Departments of Art History, Theory and Criticism and Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an Instructor at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and was a longtime lecturer in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago, where he completed the PhD degree in the Committee on the History of Culture and the MA in Art History. His doctoral dissertation was on Adorno’s Marxism. He received the MFA...
Topics: Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Trotskyism
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Chris Cutrone (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) interviewed by Laurie Johnson (Political Science, Kansas State University) on the death and life of the Left, the hidden potential of liberalism and potential futures. (Raw audio recording.) Chris Cutrone's writings for the Platypus Affiliated Society: https://chriscutrone.platypus1917.org/
Topics: Platypus, Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Trotskyism
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Sep 13, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Chris Cutrone (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) joins George Washington Forum Radio for an interview with James Vaughn to discuss Donald Trump's election and U.S. politics, the present crisis of neoliberalism, and the global shift toward post-neoliberalism. (Raw audio recording.) George Washington Forum Radio podcasts at: https://gwfohio.org/gwf-radio/
Topics: Platypus, Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Trotskyism
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Sep 5, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Known as the "pope of Marxism", Karl Kautsky was a leading figure of the 2nd International and the mass socialist parties of the 19th century. He became an incredibly controversial figure in Marxism after 1914 largely as a result of his opposition to the 1917 revolution. In recent years, he has resurfaced on the Left as an important intellectual, though his legacy remains in dispute. What can we learn from Karl Kautsky's Marxism today?  PANELISTS  Chris Cutrone (Platypus Affiliated...
Topics: Platypus, Marxism, Socialism, Communism
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Chris Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics of social emancipation . He returns to the Zero Books channel to discuss his 2014 essay “Defending Marxist Hegelianism against a Marxist critique” and to discuss the role that critical theory should play in the struggle for socialism.  Suggested reading: Mike Macnair, “Lukács: The philosophy trap,”  Weekly Worker  11/21/13 ...
Topics: Platypus, Left, Socialism, Communism, Marxism
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Aug 1, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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2020 summer lecture series by the Platypus Affiliated Society Panel Discussion by the lecturers James Vaughn, Chris Cutrone, Reid Kotlas, Spencer Leonard and Pamela Nogales The red thread running through the lecture series, and the question discussed in this final panel among the lecturers, is the persistence and legacy of the revolution. How does Marxism appear today in light of the American Revolution, and vice versa? Background reading: Chris Cutrone, "The American Revolution and the...
Topics: Platypus, Left, Socialism, Communism, Marxism
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Jul 19, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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The Legacy of the American Revolution 2020 summer lecture series by the Platypus Affiliated Society Chris Cutrone on the Gilded Age and Second Industrial Revolution https://platypus1917.org The retrospective view from the present allows for regarding the 20th century as the outcome of the Gilded Age — of the Second Industrial Revolution. We still live in the after-effects of the crisis that conditioned the 20th century. The inability to overcome the discontents of capital from a century ago...
Topics: Platypus, Left, Socialism, Communism, Marxism
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Jul 18, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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The Legacy of the American Revolution 2020 summer lecture series by the Platypus Affiliated Society Chris Cutrone on the Gilded Age and Second Industrial Revolution https://platypus1917.org The retrospective view from the present allows for regarding the 20th century as the outcome of the Gilded Age — of the Second Industrial Revolution. We still live in the after-effects of the crisis that conditioned the 20th century. The inability to overcome the discontents of capital from a century ago...
Topics: Platypus, Left, Socialism, Communism, Marxism
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Jun 27, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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The recent protests against police brutality have raised questions about the revolutionary character of the United States. Platypus argues that any revolution in America for human emancipation would have to build on the legacy of 1776 and not 1619. We see the erasure of 1776 as a fundamental acquiescence to defeat. This is why today we are making the case for 1776 and the promise of liberty yet to be fulfilled. The red thread running through the lecture series is the persistence & legacy of...
Topics: Platypus, Left, Socialism, Communism, Marxism
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Michael Woodson interviews Chris Cutrone on capitalism, post-neoliberalism and prospects for socialism in the 21st century, for the radio program Living Art on WKPFT 90.1 FM, Houston, Texas, broadcast in two parts, May 28 and June 4, 2020. Part 1 addresses the difference between Ancient and Modern or traditional civilization and bourgeois society; Part 2 addresses the new contradiction of capitalism with the Industrial Revolution and the task of socialism. "Socialism in the 21st...
Topics: Platypus, Left, Socialism, Marxism
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May 23, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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On May 23rd, 2020, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel titled "What is capitalism, and why should we be against it?" PANEL DESCRIPTION: The present is characterized not only by a political crisis of the global neoliberal order but also by differing interpretations of the cause of this crisis: capitalism. If we are to interpret capitalism, we must also know how to change it. We ask the panelists to consider the following questions: - What is capitalism? - Is capitalism...
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Apr 22, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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On April 22, 2020, on the occasion of Lenin's 150th birthday, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a teach-in led by Chris Cutrone on the question: What is Lenin's legacy today? Reference will be made to Ralph Miliband's critical essay on Lenin's 100th birthday in 1970 on Lenin's State and Revolution, republished in Jacobin magazine in 2018: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/lenin-state-and-revolution-miliband Text of prepared opening remarks available at: ...
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Apr 5, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Closing plenary discussion of the 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society International Convention with panelists Jamal Abed-Rabbo (Democratic Socialists of America), Patrick Quinn (Solidarity, Democratic Socialists of America), Chris Cutrone (Platypus) and Earl Silbar.
Topics: Platypus, Marxism, Socialism, Communism
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Chris Cutrone of the Platypus Affiliated Society is interviewed by Douglas Lain of Zero Books Podcast on Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party primary elections, Donald Trump, and prospects for progressive liberal capitalism and socialist politics on the Left.
Topics: Platypus, Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Progressivism, Left
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Mar 11, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #124 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. March 2020 articles include: “Trotskyists drew a line at supporting the Democrats”: An interview with Wayne Price by Spencer A. Leonard; What would Tom Paine advocate today? by Robert Meeropol; Jobs and free stuff and Chris Cutrone; The American Revolution and the Left by Chris Cutrone.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Presentation at the 2020 CAA College Art Association conference in Chicago on the panel "Another Revolution: Artistic Contributions to Building New Worlds 1910-30 (Part 1)" with Aglaya K. Glebova and chair Florian Grosser with discussant Monica C Bravo.
Topics: Modernism, Marxism, Avant-Garde, Kitsch
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Feb 15, 2020 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #123 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. February 2020 articles include: Why not Trump again? by Chris Cutrone; Robots and sweatshops by Chris Cutrone; The New Deal and progressive liberalism by Clint Montgomery; Labour once more by Efraim Carlebach; Brexit is the least problem for Labour and the European Left by Victor Cova.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Douglas Lain of Zero Squared podcast for Zero Books interviews Chris Cutrone on Realizing Philosophy. Chris Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics of social emancipation. He is the former head of the often contrarian Marxist group The Platypus Affiliated Society and in this podcast, we discuss the possibility of realizing philosophy.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Dec 3, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #122 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. December 2019 articles include: Thirty years of 1989: The end of history? by Robert Bird, Patrick Quinn, John Abbott, John Bachtell, Earl Silbar; On the use and abuse of Nietzsche for the Left by Ethan Linehan.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Dec 3, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #121 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. November 2019 articles include: “We should not look back to the New Left:” An interview with Dan La Botz by Matt Cavagrotti and Spencer A. Leonard; Socialism and communism in the age of climate strikes by Sascha Engel; On ‘exit’ from capital by Gus Lake.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Oct 4, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #120 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. October 2019 articles include: What makes a history Marxist? An interview with John Rees on The Leveller Revolution by Efraim Carlebach; On Stalinism: An interview with Hillel Ticktin by Sophia Freeman; The shipwrecked society by Jonathan Black.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Sep 12, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #119 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. September 2019 articles include: Beyond sect or movement: What is a political center? by Michael Hirsch, Jim Creegan, Spencer Leonard; Hong Kong’s dialectic between spontaneity and organization by Kai Yui Samuel Chan; What was Stalinism in power? by Rory Hannigan.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Jul 9, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #118 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. July-August 2019 articles include: Althusser’s Marxism by Jan Schroeder; The struggle for land rights: Indonesian (urban) Agrarian Reform and (against) the Global Land Form in Bandung by Frans Ari Prasetyo; What was the avant-garde? by Patrick Zapien.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Jul 6, 2019 Chris Cutrone
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In this episode of Symptomatic Redness, Derick Varn and Lexi Kay of Swampside chats. Chris Cutrone took on a variety of relatively hostile questions for a few hours. This is part one and is available for everyone. Derick Varn is a former member of the Platypus Affiliated Society. Can Cutrone hold his ground when facing hostile questions? Find out. (unedited interview.)
Topics: Platypus Affiliated Society, Marxism, Left, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin
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Jun 18, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #117 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. June 2019 special issue on 1969: The death of the Students for a Democratic Society. Articles include “Through the lens of the national liberation struggle:” An interview with Carl Davidson by Spencer A. Leonard; “Nobody wanted to hear, ‘You’re reactionary in what you’re doing’:” An interview with Earl Silbar by Stephanie Gomez and Spencer A. Leonard.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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May 3, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #114 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. March 2019 articles include: Vanguard or Avant-Garde? Revisiting questions on leadership Part 2: Towards a new vanguard theory by Alexander Riccio; The revolution marooned: Cuba and the Left by Ethan Linehan; The Japanese Left: An interview with William Andrews by Chris Mansour.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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May 3, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #115 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. April 2019 articles include: Forgetting Mark Fisher by Efraim Carlebach; The capitalist body in perpetual recovery in Melanie Gilligan’s Self-Capital by Max Fields; What does it mean to say that Platypus is the psychoanalyst of the Left? by Omair Hussain.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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May 3, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #116 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. May 2019 articles include: Redeeming the 20th century: Statism and anarchy today by Chris Cutrone; Platypus, Strauss, and the philosophy-politics nexus by Tom Canel; The case for a Marxist intersectionality: Class reductionism, chauvinism, and a critique of David Faes on transgender liberation by Benett Shoop.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Apr 7, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Audio recording of the closing plenary discussion with Chris Cutrone and Richard Rubin at the 11th annual Platypus Affiliated Society international convention. 
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Feb 20, 2019 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #113 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. February 2019 articles include: The Black Panther Party and community organizing: An interview with Bobby Seale by Audrey Crescenti; Vanguard or Avant-Garde? Revisiting questions on leadership: Part 1: The vanguard debate in history by Alexander Riccio; The Black Panther Party, Malcom X, and the question of revolutionary politics today: An interview with Kathleen Cleaver by Sophia Freeman.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Dec 8, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #112 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. December 2018-January 2019 articles include: To topple the Stalinist bureaucracy: Reconsidering Leon Trotsky’s The Revolution Betrayed by Jason Dawsey; Film Review: Pierre Schoeller, Un peuple et son roi by Ciat Conlin; Theater Review: Nicholas Hytner, Young Marx by Katie Ebner-Landy; Intergalactic mutant music: The music of Christian Wolff and the politics of ‘68: An interview with Christian Wolff by Jim...
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Nov 20, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #111 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. November 2018 articles include: #MeToo and the millennial sex panic by David Faes; Those Twenties: An interview with Lawrence Parker on the National Left-Wing Movement by Efraim Carlebach; Transgender liberation? A movement whose time has passed by David Faes
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Oct 22, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #109 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. September 2018 articles include: How the counter-culture shaped the culture of unfreedom by Neil Davenport; May ‘68 in France and the hidden war within the Left by Mitchell Abidor; Event report: 2018 Labor Notes Conference by Greg Lucero; Would slavery have ended sooner if the British had defeated the Colonists’ bid for independence? by Keith Brooks; The death agony of meritocracy by Jack Devine.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Oct 22, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #110 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. October 2018 articles include: What was the Socialist Party? An interview with David McReynolds by Erin Hagood and Stephanie Gomez; Would Eugene Debs support socialists running as Democrats Sanders, Shachtmanism, and the death of the Debs legacy by Reid Kane; Modern today means old: A discussion with Frederic Rzewksi by Jim Igor Kallenberg.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Sep 21, 2018
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A book of poetry and prose produced by the participants of Towards a Newer Avant-Garde 2018. A project of the Platypus Affiliated Society.
Topics: poetry, art, prose, literature
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Aug 8, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #108 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. July-August 2018 articles include: Why I wish Hillary had won: Distractions of anti-Trump-ism by Chris Cutrone; Karl Marx, utopian socialist: An interview with Gregory Claeys by Spencer A. Leonard; Ends of philosophy by Chris Cutrone.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Jun 3, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #107 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. June 2018 articles include: No nazis on Rocky Top? Anti-racism in the age of Trump by Chris Irwin, Jordan Rogers and Raja Swamy; Messages in a bottle instead of pseudo-revolution: An interview with Detlev Claussen by Jan Schroeder.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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May 25, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #106 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. May 2018 articles include: Marxism and feminism by Roxanne Baker, Judith Shapiro and Sarah McDonald; 1918-2018: The century of counterrevolution by Chris Cutrone.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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May 6, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Closing plenary discussion of the President's report by Chris Cutrone at the 10th annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, April 7, 2018. Prepared remarks available online at: https://platypus1917.org/2018/05/04/1918-2018-the-century-of-counterrevolution/
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Apr 24, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #105 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. April 2018 articles include: The future of socialism: What kind of illness is capitalism? by Chris Cutrone; 50 years of 1968 by Robert Borba, Judith Shapiro, Jack Conrad, and Hillel Ticktin.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Apr 24, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #104 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. March 2018 articles include: 1917–2017 by Sam Brown, Jonathan W. Daly, Franklin Dmitryev, Greg Lucero; Women’s March: An islamophile intervention against women’s rights by Tina Sanders.
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Apr 24, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #103 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. February 2018 articles include: Back to Enlightenment values: An interview with Brendan O’Neill by Chris Mansour; Keeping the movement going: An interview with Gayle McLaughlin by William Lushbough; The struggle for a Catalan republic: Rethinking the way forward by Kacper Grass.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Feb 3, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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On February 2, 2018 The Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a discussion on the relationship of Technology to the Left.
Topics: Marxism, Technology, Leftism, The Left, Internet, The Web, Net Neutrality
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Feb 3, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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On February 2, 2018 The Platypus Affliated Society hosted a discussion in New York City on the relationship between Technology and the Left.
Topics: Marxism, Technology, The Left, Leftism, Platypus, Platypus Affiliated Society, Internet, The Web,...
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Chris Cutrone, founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society, interviewed by Douglas Lain of Zero Books, on results of the first year of the Presidency of Donald Trump. Cutrone's writings referenced in the interview can be found at: https://platypus1917.org/category/platypus-review-authors/chris-cutrone/ Chris Cutrone is the last Marxist. Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics of social...
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Chris Cutrone, founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society, interviewed by Douglas Lain of Zero Books, on the results of the first year of the Presidency of Donald Trump. Cutrone's writings referenced in the interview can be found at: https://platypus1917.org/category/platypus-review-authors/chris-cutrone/ Chris Cutrone is the last Marxist. Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics of social...
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Jan 19, 2018 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Discussion by Chris Cutrone of his essay "The end of the Gilded Age: Discontents of the Second Industrial Revolution today" on Radical Minds radio show WHPK Hyde Park Radio, Chicago, with hosts Erin Hagood and Stephanie Gomez. Article available at: https://platypus1917.org/2017/12/02/end-gilded-age-discontents-second-industrial-revolution-today/
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Since the Nazi seizure of power eighty years ago anti-fascism has been a component of left-wing politics. In response to the Trump presidency, the politics of anti-fascism, reminiscent of the Popular Front of the 30’s or the Black Bloc politics of the 90s, have -- once again -- been resurrected by the Left. How is anti-fascism the same or different today? Why anti-fascism now? Panelists:  Elijah Wolter, member of UChciago Student Action (formerly known as the IIRON Student Network).  Jesse...
Topics: antifa, platypus, left, trump, marxism
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Dec 21, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #102 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. December 2017 - January 2018 articles include: Fighting instead of managing capitalism: An interview with Sascha Stanicic by Stefan Hain and Sebastian Vogel; The end of the Gilded Age: Discontents of the Second Industrial Revolution today by Chris Cutrone; The struggle for a Catalan republic—which way forward? by Jorge Martin.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Dec 15, 2017 The Platypus Affiliated Society
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Panel hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago on December 14, 2017. Panelists: Sam Mitrani, The Spark Jorge Mujica, Arise Chicago Nathan Smith, SPUSA Following Trumpâs election and the protests in Berkeley, Boston, Charlottesville, and elsewhere, the politics of anti-fascism and anti-racism have made a zealous comeback, entering once again into the mainstream of American politics. Their return brings with them a sense of moral and ethical...
Topics: Reform, Reformism, Revolution, Marxism, Resistance, Anarchism, Social Democracy, Trump, Politics,...
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Nov 8, 2017 The Platypus Affiliated Society
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1917-2017: The 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution A panel discussion hosted by The Platypus Affiliated Society at the University of Illinois at Chicago on November 6, 2017 Speakers: Jonathan Daly (UIC history professor) Franklin Dimitryev (News & Letters) Greg Lucero (SPUSA) Sam (Black Rose/ Rosa Negra) Date/Time/Location: Monday, 11/6, 6:00 PM Taft Hall 208 826 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60607 What were the aims of the 1917 Russian Revolution? What was the self-understanding of...
Topics: Marxism, Russian Revolution, October Revolution, 1917, Politics, Anarchism, Liberalism, Lenin,...
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Nov 3, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #101 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. November 2017 articles include: Not just snowflakes: Fighting the culture wars in the age of Trump: An interview with Mark Bray by Erin Hagood; Constituent Assembly: 1917–2017 by Daniel Lazare; Book review: Philip Cunliffe, Lenin Lives! Reimagining the Russian Revolution 1917–2017 by Gregor Baszak; Book review: Josh Maufawad-Paul, Continuity and Rupture: Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain by Uriah Marc...
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Oct 19, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Audio recording of teach-in by Chris Cutrone at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on the article "The Millennial Left is dead" published in Platypus Review issue #100 (October 2017). https://platypus1917.org/2017/10/01/millennial-left-dead/
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Oct 10, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #100 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. October 2017 articles include: The Millennial Left is dead by Chris Cutrone; Not your grandfather’s anti-fascism: Challenges facing the anti-fascist movement in the age of Trump by Participants in CrimethInc. Ex-Workers’ Collective; Lessons of the Russian Revolution: Party substitutionism is death to a revolution by Wayne Price; Notes on philosophy by Herbert Marcuse.
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Oct 10, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #99 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. September 2017 special issue on 1917-2017 by Chris Cutrone, Bryan Palmer and Leo Panitch.
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Sep 21, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Platypus member Nick D'Angelo delivered a talk at New York University on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and its relevance today.
Topics: Marxism, Bolshevism, Lenin, Russian Revolution, Russia, Communism
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Jul 26, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #98 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. July-August 2017 articles include: Marxism in the age of Trump by Chris Cutrone, Catherine Liu, and Greg Lucero; Horkheimer on Lenin’s “Empiriocriticism:” Max Horkheimer’s 1928–29 reaction to Lenin’s epistemological polemic Materialism and Empiriocriticism by Michael Jekel.
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Jul 15, 2017 http://thessaloniki.platypus1917.org/
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Η εκδήλωση πραγματοποιήθηκε στα πλαίσια του αντιρατσιστικού φεστιβάλ Θεσσαλονίκης στις 24 Ιουνίου 2017 και διοργανώθηκε από την ομάδα Πλατύπους Θεσσαλονίκη (http://thessaloniki.platypus1917.org/).  Το σκεπτικό της εκδήλωσης που αποστείλαμε στους ομιλητές: Μετά την αποσύνθεση των...
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Jul 11, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #97 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. June 2017 articles include: What is socialism? International social democracy by Jack Conrad, Adam Buick, and Robin Halpin; The fatal embrace of the Left and the Labour Party: Ralph Miliband's changing positions on Labour by Michael Fitzpatrick.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Chris Cutrone, founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society, interviewed by Douglas Lain of Zero Books, on the crisis of neoliberalism and the election of Donald Trump. (Podcast part 2.) Cutrone's writings referenced in the interview can be found at: https://platypus1917.org/category/platypus-review-authors/chris-cutrone/ Chris Cutrone is the last Marxist. Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics...
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Chris Cutrone, founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society, interviewed by Douglas Lain of Zero Books, on the crisis of neoliberalism and the election of Donald Trump. (Podcast part 1.) Cutrone's writings referenced in the interview can be found at: https://platypus1917.org/category/platypus-review-authors/chris-cutrone/ Chris Cutrone is the last Marxist. Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics...
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Jun 9, 2017 Campaign for a socialist party in the U.S.
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A discussion with William Pelz, editor of the book Wilhelm Liebknecht and German Social Democracy: A Documentary History , on the historical origins of socialist parties. Sponsored by the Campaign for a socialist party in the U.S. https://www.facebook.com/campaignforasocialistpartyus
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Chris Cutrone, founder and President of the Platypus Affiliated Society, interviewed by Douglas Lain of Zero Books, on the crisis of neoliberalism and the election of Donald Trump. Cutrone's writings referenced in the interview can be found at: https://platypus1917.org/category/platypus-review-authors/chris-cutrone/ Chris Cutrone is the last Marxist. Cutrone is a college educator, writer, and media artist, committed to critical thinking and artistic practice and the politics of social...
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism,...
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May 18, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Note : The MP3 file has significantly better audio quality than the video recording. Panelists  (in speaking order):  Daniel Lazare  (contributor to  The Nation ,  LRB ,  Jacobin  and author of  The Velvet Coup: The Constitution, the Supreme Court and the Decline of American Democracy ) Wayne Price  (contributor to  The Utopian ,  Anarcho-Syndicalist Review , & www.anarkismo.net, and author of  The Value of Radical Theory: An Anarchist Introduction to Marx's Critique of...
Topics: politics, socialism, Marxism, crisis, neoliberalism, Democratic Party, Left
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May 15, 2017 http://thessaloniki.platypus1917.org/
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Σαράντα χρόνια μετά την πετρελαϊκή κρίση του 1973 και την ανατροπή του συστήματος ισοτιμιών του Μπρέττον Γουντς, η Αριστερά εξακολουθεί να ρίχνει όλο το βάρος της στην αναχαίτιση ή την επιβράδυνση του νεοφιλελεύθερου καπιταλισμού – της σύναψης διεθνών εμπορικών...
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May 8, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #96 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. May 2017 special issue on The Crisis of Neoliberalism, closing plenary panel discussion at the 3rd Platypus European Conference, University of Vienna, February 18, 2017, with Chris Cutrone, John Milios, Emmanuel Tomaselli, and Boris Kagarlitsky. Full audio recording at: https://archive.org/details/platypus_crisisofneoliberalismvienna021817
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Apr 9, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #93 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. February 2017 special issue on Immigration and the Left with: Alvaro Rodriguez, Henry Cooper, Liam Wright at the University of Houston; and Jorge Mujica, Ralph Cintron, and Jacqueline Stevens at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Apr 9, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #94 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. March 2017 articles include: Freedom from progress: Donald Trump, Christopher Lasch, and a Left in fear of America by Nicos Malliaris; The ironies of Trump’s education policy by Laura Lee Schmidt.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Apr 9, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #95 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. April 2017 articles include: The politics of Critical Theory by Chris Cutrone, Martin Suchanek, and Haziran Zeller; Art and capital without contradiction? An interview with Jay Bernstein by Jensen Suther.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Apr 9, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Closing plenary of the 9th annual Platypus Affiliated Society international convention Panelists: Bryan Palmer Leo Panitch Chris Cutrone, Platypus Affiliated Society The First World War manifested an economic, social and political crisis of global capitalism, – “imperialism” – which sparked reflection in the mass parties of the Second International on the task of socialist politics. The revisionist dispute, the “crisis of Marxism” in which Lenin, Luxemburg and Trotsky first cut...
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Apr 8, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Opening plenary of the 9th annual Platypus Affiliated Society international convention University of Chicago Panelists: Chris Cutrone, Platypus Affiliated Society Greg Lucero, Socialist Party USA Catherine Liu, University of California Irvine The long anticipated outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election — the coronation of Hillary Clinton — was dramatically derailed by the twin “populist” insurgencies of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Many on the Left hoped the Sanders campaign...
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Apr 6, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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A teach-in organized by the Platypus Affiliated Society featuring Chris Cutrone (School of the Art Institute) It's generally agreed upon that the Republican Party is being fundamentally transformed under the leadership of president Donald Trump. But toward what? And how will the Left be affected by these changes? This teach-in will attempt to answer some of these fundamental questions.
Topics: Trump, Donald Trump, Neoliberalism, Fordism, Politics, Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton, Democrats,...
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Mar 24, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Art and Commodity Form Teach-in held at New York University on March, 23, 2017. Speaker: Allison Hewitt Ward If the commodity-structure has been the defining feature of modern capitalism, it stands to reason that the development of art has followed its logic as well. Art, however, seems to be deeply ambivalent about its commodity status and bourgeois development. How might an examination of the emergence of "art" as we know it alongside the emergence of bourgeois society and the...
Topics: Art, Commodity, Marxism
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Feb 18, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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For 2017, the third time the Platypus Affiliated Society hosts its European Conference and we are happy to announce the University of Vienna as this year's location. The program includes two panel discussions on the Politics of Critical Theory and the Crisis of Neoliberalism as well as several workshops. University of Vienna What is the legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution today? A teach-in on problems of Leftist historiography. Speakers: - Chris Cutrone - Richard Rubin
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For 2017, the third time the Platypus Affiliated Society hosts its European Conference and we are happy to announce the University of Vienna as this year's location. The program includes two panel discussions on the Politics of Critical Theory and the Crisis of Neoliberalism as well as several workshops. University of Vienna Panel Speakers: - Chris Cutrone, Platypus Affiliated Society, Chicago - Boris Kargalitzky, Institute of Globalisation Studies and Social Movements, Moskau - John Milios,...
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(audio recording in 2 parts) For 2017, the third time the Platypus Affiliated Society hosts its European Conference and we are happy to announce the University of Vienna as this year's location. The program includes two panel discussions on the Politics of Critical Theory and the Crisis of Neoliberalism as well as several workshops. University of Vienna Panel Speakers: - Chris Cutrone, Platypus Affilated Society, Chicago - Martin Suchanek, Workers Power, Berlin - Haziran Zeller, Berlin...
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Jan 5, 2017 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #92 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. December 2016 - January 2017 articles include: Rhetoric and division of Left and Right in the Trump era by William Schmidt; Art and the commodity form by Rex Dunn, Zhoe Granger, and Peter Osborne.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Dec 5, 2016 Platypus
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A Platypus panel at NYU, Kimmel Center, room 808 Panelists (in speaking order): R.L. Stephens (Labor organizer and editor of The Orchestrated Pulse), Benjamin Serby (volunteer-organizer, Team Bernie NY and PhD Candidate in US History, Columbia), Howie Hawkins (Green Party, USA), Karl Belin (Socialist worker from Pittsburgh, labor organizer). Moderated by Tana Forrester (Platypus). The Left has for over a generation -- for more than 40 years, since the crisis of 1973 -- placed its hopes in the...
Topics: platypus, left politics, elections
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Nov 23, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #91 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. November 2016 articles include: Critical authoritarianism by Chris Cutrone; Understanding the Corbyn phenomenon: Context and prospects by Alec Burt; Introduction to “Remarks on The Authoritarian Personality” by Chris Mansour; The call to advent: An answer to Chris Cutrone’s “Why not Trump?” by Daniel Lommes; Spectacle, ideology, and the rhetoric of the authoritarian personality by Kirk Wetters.
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Nov 23, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #90 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. October 2016 articles include: Beyond social democracy: Popular assemblies, confederal democracy, and internationalism by Howie Hawkins; The future instead of the past? Bookchin and Marx by Reid Kotlas; Seventeen ways of looking at Stalin by Watson Ladd.
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Nov 8, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society at the University of Illinois at Chicago on November 7, 2016 Panelists: Ralph Cintron, professor of English and Latino and Latin American Studies at UIC Jorge Mujica, Chicago Socialist Campaign and Moviemiento 10 de Marzo Jacqueline Stevens, professor of Political Science at Northwestern Neo-liberalism, as the current organization of capitalism, promised to overcome the crisis of the Keynesian-Fordist states through the attainment of a...
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Oct 28, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Trump is opposed by virtually the entire mainstream political establishment, Republican and Democrat, and by the entire mainstream news media, conservative and liberal alike. Democrats and Republicans oppose Trump from the right, defending the status quo against an uncertain future. While leftists denounce Trump for his “racism” and “sexism” they fall below the threshold of a political critique. We should do better. Everything Trump calls for exists already. There is already...
Topics: Platypus, Trump, elections, United States, Leftism, Politics
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Oct 25, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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This panel discussion was hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society at the School of the Art Institute at Chicago on October 3, 2016. Panelists: Lenny Brody , Justice Party Bill Pelz, director of the Institute of Working Class History Mimi Soltysik , Socialist Party USA Panel Description Electoral politics are a longstanding problem for the U.S. left. In recent decades, a number of parties have formed as an alternative to the Democratic Party: the Labor Party, the Green Party, and now, the...
Topics: Politics, Elections, Democrats, Republicans, Socialism, Activism, Party Politics
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Sep 21, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Why not Trump? The crisis of neoliberalism and the Republican Party This teach-in will address Trump's insurgent campaign to transform the Republican Party as a phenomenon of potential political change in the crisis of neoliberalism. Recommended background reading: http://platypus1917.org/2016/03/30/the-sandernistas/ http://platypus1917.org/2016/09/06/why-not-trump/ Introductory video playlist at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ3Uuq0-6B0JjFh-KEORRhqo4K78eMwDe Les Deplorables Trump...
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Sep 10, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #89 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. September 2016 articles include: Why not Trump? by Chris Cutrone; What is the European Union and should we be against it? by Juan Roch, Jens Wissel, Nikos Nikisianis, Martin Suchanek; and Paralysis of will: Bernie Sanders’s capitulation by Boris Kagarlitsky.
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Jul 11, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #88 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. July-August 2016 articles include: The death of social democracy by Jason Schulman, Christoph Lichtenberg, Brian Tokar, and William Pelz; Build political independence, don’t tail after the ruling class! A response to John Bachtell by Bruce E. Parry.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Jul 8, 2016
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Ομιλήτριες: Φωτεινή Τσιμπιριδου - Ακαδημαϊκός, μέλος του Κοινωνικού Εργαστηρίου Θεσσαλονίκης Μαργαρίτα Κουταλάκη - ΟΚΔΕ Α. Θεοδώρογλου - queer ακτιβιστ@, εικαστικ@ Δανειζόμενες/οι τον τίτλο από το δοκίμιο που έγραψε η Τζούλιετ Μίτσελ (Juliet Mitchell) το 1966, σκοπός της συζήτησης...
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Jun 16, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #87 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. June 2016 special issue "What is socialism? International social democracy" transcript of the 8th annual Platypus Affiliated Society international convention April 1, 2016 opening plenary panel discussion in Chicago with Jack Ross, Karl Belin, Bernard Sampson and Chris Cutrone.
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May 21, 2016
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-Μιχάλης Μπαρτσίδης, Δρ Φιλοσοφίας -Γιώργος Κρεασίδης, Μέλος ΝΑΡ και ΑΝΤΑΡΣΥΑ -Cosmopolitan Communist, Μέλος της αόρατης επιτροπής της αντεθνικής προλεταριακής εξέγερσης -Δημοσθένης Παπαδάτος, Μέλος συντακτικής ομάδας RedNotebook Η συνέχιση των πολιτικών λιτότητας, η (επαν-)εκλογή του...
Topics: ΕΕ, Αριστερά, Ευρώπη, Ιμπεριαλισμός, Εθνικισμός
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May 5, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #86 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. May 2016 articles include: Rosa Luxemburg and the party by Chris Cutrone; Sanders, the Democrats, and the Left by Jason Schulman and Bernard Sampson; The Greek left tradition and the SYRIZA phenomenon by John Milios.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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What is socialism? International social democracy Opening plenary panel discussion at the 8th annual 2016 international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Panelists: Jack Ross (author of The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History ) Karl Belin (Pittsburgh Socialist Organizing Committee) Bernard Sampson (CPUSA) Chris Cutrone (Platypus Affiliated Society) Panel description:  This panel invites you to reflect on the history of social democracy from a Leftist viewpoint. Such a...
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Mar 29, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #85 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. April 2016 articles include: The 2016 elections: A response to Baszak and Henwood by John Bachtell; After the fall: The inheritance problem of democratic socialism: An interview with Stefan Bollinger by Jerzy Sobotta; Indispensable or irrelevant: Which way for communists? A response to the Nelson Peery interview by Luis J. Rodriguez; The Sandernistas: Postscript on the March 15 primaries by Chris Cutrone. 
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Mar 27, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #84 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. March 2016 special issue on "Women: The longest revolution?" includes transcripts from public forum panel discussions in Chicago (Margaret Power, Brit Schulte, Yasmin Nair) and Frankfurt (Cornelia Möser, Lucy Parker, Ursula Jensen, Joy McReady). 
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Feb 2, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #83 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. February 2016 articles include:  Critical Theory, Marxism, social evolution:  An interview with Martin Jay by  Jamie Keesling and Spencer A. Leonard;  Are there stages of consciousness?  What do they mean for entryism as political strategy? by  DGS_TaP and systemcrash;  Book Review: Doug Henwood,  My Turn: Hillary Targets the Presidency  by Gregor Baszak;  Book Review: John Roberts,  Revolutionary...
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Jan 22, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #82 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. December 2015 - January 2016 articles include: The Sandernistas: The final triumph of the 1980s by Chris Cutrone; Québec and the future of the Canadian Left by Samir Gandesha; Back to Herbert Spencer! Industrial vs. militant society by Chris Cutrone; Horkheimer in 1943 on party and class: Without a socialist party, there is no class struggle, only rackets by Chris Cutrone.
Topics: Platypus, Trotskyism, Socialism, Communism, Marxism, Left
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Jan 2, 2016 Platypus Affiliated Society
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A panel discussion on what a Left response to climate change would look like -- and how it would differ from the right. Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 at  7pm Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life, Lecture Room (NYU) 238 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012 GC 95 Lecture Hall  Panelists:  Cora Bergantiños PhD ., Socialist Alternative NYC,  Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University Joel Kovel , founder of  Ecosocialist Horizons, Author of  The Enemy of Nature: The End of...
Topics: climate change, environmentalism, socialism, anarchism, Marxism, global warming
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Nov 19, 2015 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #81 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. November 2015 articles include: The most revolutionary weapon: An interview with Nelson Peery by Edward Remus with Greg Gabrellas; The crisis in Greece and the prospects for the Left by Periklis Pavlidis.
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Oct 25, 2015 Platypus Affiliated Society
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Issue #80 of the broadsheet newspaper publication of the Platypus Affiliated Society. October 2015 articles include: Walking on two legs: Israel, Palestine and the Middle East from a Matzpen perspective: An interview with Moshé Machover by Thomas Willis and Richard Rubin; Trotsky and the Frankfurt School by Helmut Dahmer; Austerity beyond growth and beyond confidence by Sascha Engel.
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Oct 25, 2015 Platypus Affiliated Society
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A teach-in on the revolutions of 1848 and the development of Marxism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, October 24, 2015. Quotations:  Rosa Luxemburg, “On the Spartacus programme” (1918) “Great historical movements have been the determining causes of today’s deliberations. The time has arrived when the entire socialist programme of the proletariat has to be established upon a new foundation. We are faced with a position similar to that which was faced by Marx and Engels when they...
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Oct 25, 2015 Platypus Affiliated Society
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A teach-in on the revolutions of 1848 and the development of Marxism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, October 24, 2015. Quotations:  Rosa Luxemburg, “On the Spartacus programme” (1918) “Great historical movements have been the determining causes of today’s deliberations. The time has arrived when the entire socialist programme of the proletariat has to be established upon a new foundation. We are faced with a position similar to that which was faced by Marx and Engels when they...
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